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Swiss Chard Soup

Sunday, September 01, 2013

What a great time of year for local fresh veggies (and fruits too, of course). The Swiss chard was so gorgeous at the grocery store yesterday, and just $5 for 2 ginormous bunches.

With carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, thyme and (not strictly R2R) 1 can of those red kidney beans to be used up from my pantry, I've made a lovely soup with great colour and texture. Whirred three cups through the food processor and left the balance "chunky".

Great flavour too!

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  • _LINDA
    It was heaven at the farmer's market on the weekend -they had the first parsnips out (my favorite veggie)and chard, kohlrabi, potatoes, carrots and even great looking broccoli and cauliflower! Beans of course, was just too much for us to handle on our long walk home, as it was I put ten pounds of stuff in my tilly vest back pocket :P makes me not want to gain any more weight back feeling that extra burden!!
    Your soup sounds awesome!
    1658 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Swiss chard can be so beautiful. Your soup sounds yummy. I am not giving up the legumes either!

    1660 days ago
    Thanks for the recipe..I have lots of swiss chard in my garden!!

    Happy September!!
    1660 days ago
    Yum, we call this silver beet in NZ, it is a garden staple. I have a jug of tomato soup in my fridge door, I make up a batch of soup every week and whenever I am hungry I heat up a cup. But I never thought of adding beans for protein, I might try that to improve the satiety value!
    1660 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2013 1:19:04 AM
    Mmmm! I can only imagine the aroma, too. Enjoy your greens!
    1660 days ago
    Sounds wonderful!
    1660 days ago
    Sounds great!
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  • PHOENIX1949
    Soups & smoothies cover my veggie intake here as I have problems digesting raw or steamed ones. I love making soups in the crock pot. It's still in the triple-digits weather here now so not very soupy weather yet. Enjoying your new ideas.
    1661 days ago
    I love that you are so adventuresome with your soups! I'm just not very creative apparently and always need a recipe (at least to start with). Right now in my fridge is Rustic Lentil Tomato Soup. It does have 1 cup of pasta but other than that is R2R friendly!

    Thanks for giving us the report on your latest souper idea! (groan) emoticon
    1661 days ago
    Sounds wonderful!
    1661 days ago
    I'm ON IT!

    R2R? Hmmmm...let's see:

    Rags to Riches
    Resistance to Results Process
    Record to report
    R-2R resistor ladder network
    Right to Reply
    Run to Run Control System

    On second thought, I think I need to delve into that prior blog of yours to see if you've explained it!
    1661 days ago
    I'm not a huge fan of greens (baby spinach in a smoothie or salad is about it for me) but I saw a bag of organic baby greens (a mix) yesterday that appealed to me but I couldn't think how I would use them- maybe I'll try some soup.
    1661 days ago
    Thought of you yesterday when I simmered a huge pot of cabbage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery and a single boullion cube down into my own version of an R2R soup. Added oregano leaves, garlic powder, rosemary and black pepper and it was YUMMY. And I have leftovers to linger into the week!

    You inspire me daily... Spark on! emoticon
    1661 days ago
    Oh, I want to try that--have carrots, chard and onions in the garden.
    1661 days ago
    Sounds really healthy and really good!
    1661 days ago
  • NANCY-
    You have found a wonderful balance with the soups. (and know how to get me salivating.)
    1661 days ago
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